11 Moroccan Universities Featured in 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024
The latest edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2024 proudly showcases 11 Moroccan universities, underlining the nation’s growing prominence in global higher education.
Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University of Fez Leads
Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University of Fez secured the top spot among Moroccan institutions, achieving a global ranking between 1001-1200. The university’s consistent presence on the international stage underscores its academic prowess and contributions.
Notable Performers in Morocco
Several Moroccan universities continue to excel, with Hassan II University of Casablanca, Ibn Tofail University of Kenitra, Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech, and Mohammed V University in Rabat all holding positions within the 1201-1500 range in the 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. These rankings reflect their commitment to academic excellence and research.
Expansion of Moroccan Representation
In an exciting development, the 2024 rankings introduced three new Moroccan universities—Mohammed I University, Moulay Ismail University, and Sultan Moulay Slimane University—each securing positions within the +1501 range. This expansion highlights Morocco’s growing footprint in the global academic arena.
Enhanced Methodology for 2024 Rankings
The 2024 rankings evaluated a total of 1,904 universities from 108 countries and regions, a notable increase from 1,799 universities in the previous year. The methodology for these rankings has been enhanced for greater accuracy and detail, encompassing 18 performance indicators across teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.
Positive Trends in Moroccan Research
While Moroccan universities scored slightly below the global average, the report noted a noteworthy upward trend in research indicators over time. One of the key strengths for Moroccan universities lies in the ratio of doctoral degrees to faculty members.
Optimism for Future Rankings
Phil Baty, Chief Global Affairs Officer at Times Higher Education, praised Morocco’s consistent standing in the rankings despite fierce competition among Arab universities and on a global scale. He expressed optimism about the potential for more Moroccan universities to feature in future rankings, highlighting the nation’s commitment to providing reliable, accurate, and comprehensive data for evaluation.
Global Top Universities
- University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
- Stanford University (United States)
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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